Friday, November 23, 2012
Pearl and Crystal Rosary
On Firemountaingems.com they have a few instructions for making Rosaries. So today I started one for a friend. I used 20 gauge wire and started making wired pearls. I used the smallest pliers so that the loops would be small compared to the size 10 pearls. Then between the sections of 10 wired pearls I put 5 links of silver chain and a size 12 AB round crystal. So far it looks alright, but the cross is going to be hard to decide on. I was thinking of making the outline of a cross in heavy wire and then flatten it on an anvil. With a smaller gauge wire I was thinking of stringing small crystals inside the cross. I had hoped to finish it tonight but it was just to big a project for one afternoon and evening of work. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to finish it and I will have another gift done!